Charity event set to mark 10th year

This year will mark the 10th year of the Moonwalk
This year will mark the 10th year of the Moonwalk

The MoonWalk Scotland - the iconic night-time walking challenge - celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and entries are open now.

This summer, thousands of women, men and young walkers will join grant-making breast cancer charity on Saturday, June 13, at Inverleith Park, Edinburgh to celebrate a decade of incredible Scottish fundraising and decorated bras.

This unique event has raised almost £18 million, with most of the money staying in Scotland, to help improve the lives of people with cancer. Walk the Walk makes a huge difference across the country, granting large amounts to projects and charities who would otherwise take many years to raise the money on their own.

This year’s theme is Mad Hatter’s Midnight Tea Party, so you can expect to see the most amazing bra creations inspired by the characters from Alice in Wonderland, making for a night full of wonder and madness!

There is a walking distance for every age and ability, so that the whole family, friends, colleagues, or school class can get fit, have fun, raise money and awareness for breast cancer. The 6.55 miles New Moon challenge, now in its third year, is a great way to kick start fitness regimes, and offers The MoonWalk experience to a much wider group of people. With younger Walkers aged from just 10 years old able to sign up for the New Moon, now even more people can take that first crucial step on the road to health and fitness. For those wanting to push themselves a little further, Walk the Walk also offers three longer distances: The Half Moon (13.1 miles), Full Moon (26.2 miles) and for those wanting a thrilling new goal, there’s the double marathon Over The Moon (52.4 miles).

Nina Barough CBE, Founder and Chief Executive of Walk the Walk said: “Ten years of MoonWalking in Scotland is an exciting landmark to reach.

“I am incredibly proud that with the help of all our walkers we have succeeded in raising almost £18 million, most of which has been used to make some significant improvements to hospitals and for the care of cancer patients in Scotland.

“If that is the first 10 this space!”

So whether you are a walker or volunteer visit and sign up for a wonderful experience, Walk the Walk can promise you an adventure you will treasure for ever!